I have a friend that was wondering she missed 3 pill of week 4 she was out.of.town forgot her pill. When she.got.back she took all 3 that day and had unprotected sex fiance the next day she spoted but didn't get her period like she was supposed to. Should she buy a pregnancy test
Whenever a woman misses taking any of her BCP, she should use barrier protection while engaging in sexual activity.
She can use a urine pregnancy test, however, some might not show a positive result for 2 weeks after missing a period.
She should contact her doctor & follow his/her recommendations.
Madhup Joshi, MD
With Cryselle 28 day pack, the last week are inert reminder pills. There is no active medication in these so if she missed any of these pills she doesnt have to make them up and there is no chance for pregnancy as long as she took all of the first three weeks correctly. There is no need to use back up when pills are missed in this last week. If she were to miss 3 pills or more of the ACTIVE pills, you never want to take three at a time. Here are the instructions of what to do for missed pills.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Follow the patient instructions provided with your medicine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you do not understand these instructions. Missing a pill increases your risk of becoming pregnant.
If you miss one active pill, take two pills on the day that you remember. Then take one pill per day for the rest of the pack.
If you miss two active pills in a row in Week 1 or 2, take two pills per day for two days in a row. Then take one pill per day for the rest of the pack. Use back-up birth control for at least 7 days following the missed pills.
If you miss two active pills in a row in Week 3, throw out the rest of the pack and start a new pack the same day if you are a Day 1 starter. If you are a Sunday starter, keep taking a pill every day until Sunday. On Sunday, throw out the rest of the pack and start a new pack that day.
If you miss three active pills in a row in Week 1, 2, or 3, throw out the rest of the pack and start a new pack on the same day if you are a Day 1 starter. If you are a Sunday starter, keep taking a pill every day until Sunday. On Sunday, throw out the rest of the pack and start a new pack that day.
If you miss two or more pills, you may not have a period during the month. If you miss a period for two months in a row, call your doctor because you might be pregnant.
If you miss a reminder pill, throw it away and keep taking one reminder pill per day until the pack is empty. You do not need back-up birth control if you miss a reminder pill.
Reminder pills are the pills in Week 4.
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